5 Notable Records of Dinesh Karthik in IPL

After Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s (RCB) 2024 Eliminator loss to Rajasthan Royals (RR), Dinesh Karthik called time on his illustrious IPL career. 

The wicketkeeper-batter earned himself a name with his batting exploits and fine wicketkeeping skills.

In his 17-season-long IPL career, Karthik turned up for several teams, bagging eminent records along the way. 

Here, in this article, we’ll look at 5 impressive records of Dinesh Karthik in IPL history.

5. Played for 6 IPL Teams

Dinesh Karthik is one of the 5 players who have represented 5 or more teams in the IPL

The Tamil Nadu player played for 6 teams, starting with Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions, Kolkata Knight Riders, and eventually hanging his boots with RCB.

He also captained Kolkata in 37 matches between 2018 and 2020, winning 19 of them.

4. Second-Most Wicketkeeping Dismissals in IPL

Dinesh Karthik is one of the finest wicketkeepers to play in the IPL. He caused the second-most dismissals in the league after MS Dhoni.

In total, he made 174 dismissals, with 137 being catches and 37 being stumpings. His record is only bettered by Dhoni, who took 148 catches and stumped 42 batters.

3. 4000+ Runs as Wicketkeeper in IPL

Along with his excellent keeping skills, Karthik had a tendency to score significant runs. He is only one of 2 wicketkeepers who have scored 4000+ runs in the IPL.

DK accumulated 4463 runs in 214 innings at a strike rate of 135.28 as a designated wicketkeeper. In the process, he also hammered 21 half-centuries, with an unbeaten 97 being his best score.

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2. 1500+ Runs in Death Overs in IPL

What truly made him one of the best performers was his incredible record in death overs in the IPL. Karthik is one of the 3 batters who have scored 1500+ runs and belted 90+ sixes in the slog overs.

The right-hander amassed 1565 runs and 91 maximums in death overs at an astounding strike rate of 186.97. His batting exploits in the death earned him the tag of one of the best finishers in the league.

1. Third Player to Play 250 IPL Matches

His impeccable longevity and top-notch fitness meant he played a lot of matches in the league. In fact, he missed only 2 matches in his entire career, bagging 257 caps.

During the 2024 season, Karthik became only the third player after MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma to feature in 250+ IPL matches. In his 257-match stint, DK garnered 4842 runs at a strike rate of 135.36, including 22 fifties.

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